Today was a day off the bike in the town of Santiago Ixcuintla. A chance to recharge the batteries, eat and drink, and put my feet up!
Day off cycling in Santiago Ixcuintla
(Blog post written Dec 20 2009)
I took a day off today for several reasons.
- The Mexican driving is noticeably more erratic on Sundays, as people start drinking straight after church.
- I wanted to get my average daily spend back on track.
- I didn't feel 100 percent – the tickle in the back of my throat indicated either a cold or poison from fields that had been crop dusted.
So, not a lot to show for today, as I updated a couple of sites, and answered some emails.
Tomorrow, I cycle to San Blas, where I hope to base myself for 7 or 8 days over the Christmas holiday period. After that, I had better get my arse in gear, and get this bike tour from Alaska to Argentina finished!
Note from 2020: Looking back, there is a fair chance I came down with H1N1. Nice!
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